BFPNG Announces Paradise Beverages as Presenting Gold Sponsor for 2017 FIBA Melanesia Basketball Cup

PORT MORESBY, Papua New Guinea - The Basketball Federation of Papua New Guinea (BFPNG) are thrilled to announce that Paradise Beverages are the Presenting Gold Sponsor of the 2017 FIBA Melanesia Basketball Cup.

In addition, Paradise Beverages have also secured the Naming Sponsorship of the PNG National Men’s & Women’s Basketball Teams that will compete in the international tournament this September.

Paradise Beverages CEO Mr. Michael Shields presented a cheque valued at PGK 270,000.00 to BFPNG President Mr. Nick Daroa during a press conference held today at the Taurama Aquatic & Indoor Centre.

Under the partnership, Paradise Beverages will be specifically promoting their ‘PEPSI PNG’ products.

BFPNG President Nick Daroa praised Paradise Beverages for their amazing contribution to Basketball. 

“To have an outstanding PNG company like Paradise Beverages provide sponsorship support to our sport and the FIBA Melanesia Basketball Cup event is really a landmark occasion,” Daroa acknowledged.

“We are very grateful for their contribution and thank them for their belief in the work we are doing." 

“Having the world recognizable Pepsi brand associated, also brings a whole new level of credibility.”

“With the announcement earlier in the week that games will not only be broadcast live on EMTV, but also on free to air channels in both Fiji and the Solomon Islands, this event is really gathering momentum.”

“With just under three weeks to go before we tip-off, there’s still opportunities for other sponsors to get onboard with us and be a part of this positive journey too,” Daroa added.

The 2017 FIBA Melanesia Basketball Cup commences on Wednesday, September 27 at the Taurama Aquatic & Indoor Centre. Ticket information will be distributed in the coming weeks.

For more information, please contact BFPNG Chief Executive Officer Joel Khalu on


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